FUTURESTATES Short Takes a Simmering Glimpse into New York's Future

Posted on April 11, 2011
The short by filmmaker A. Sayeeda Clarke is streaming free today on FUTURESTATES.tv. The short White takes place amid a 120-degree December day in New York City. With no money to pay for medical care for his pregnant wife, Bato races against the sun to save his family. Watch the film and other sci-fi shorts from the second season of FUTURESTATES today. Plus, read this excerpt from filmmaker A. Sayeeda Clarke as she describes some of the motivation behind her central character, Bato. “I saw Bato biking through the stifling, oppressive sun bearing down on him, and around him lots of empty space. The sun is a main character in Bato’s world. Even during Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah the sun shines. In a world where the sun shines everyday, how does one protect oneself from it if not equipped genetically? Well, like oil and gas and diamonds and gold and land and so much more, there will always be a way to acquire what you need for a price." Find more about the genesis of White on FUTURESTATES.tv.


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